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  • The Worst Hard Time

  • The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
  • By: Timothy Egan
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns (introduction)
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,061

The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating History

  • By Sara on 02-02-14

I was living the time period!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-18

This story was told so well, I felt I was living it! Took me several weeks to finish because I had to pause and come back to the present before I went crazy feeling the dust on my skin and between my teeth and feeling numb from the pain of death that was so prevalent at that time.
although I was born more than 60 years after the dirty thirties, it feels as though I lived through it after listening to this telling of it!

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,817

This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well, that was wonderful

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-18

extremely well done! great performance!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-18

This audible recording is extremely well done! I definitely recommend it!
I love the performance! made me feel like I was there amidst the conversations and sounds of horses and carriages, doors being opened, people walking, etc!!

The story was well performed and would love to hear more amazing performances like these!!
5/5 stars in performance and story line both!!

  • Christy

  • By: Catherine Marshall
  • Narrated by: Kellie Martin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

In the year 1912, 19-year-old Christy Huddleston leaves home to teach school in the Smoky Mountains – and comes to know and love the resilient people of the region, with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, and their yearning for beauty and truth. But her faith will be severely challenged by trial and tragedy, by the needs and unique strengths of two remarkable young men, and by a heart torn between true love and unwavering devotion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christy

  • By Pamela Heiniger on 11-06-10

The Greatest Book EVER!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-18

This is by far the best audio book I've listened to...EVER!!
I had already read the story and knew I liked it, but the audio version is so great with the actress who actually played the part of Christy in the show reading it!!

I also like that there is an extra piece with the son of the author talking about the book before the story begins!

I give this audio a full 5 star rating in both the story and the performance because it's so good!!
Awesome piece of American History!!

EVERYONE should read it!!!

  • Princess in Waiting

  • The Princess Diaries, Volume 4
  • By: Meg Cabot
  • Narrated by: Clea Lewis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Never before has the world seen such a princess. Nor have her own subjects, for that matter. Mia's royal introduction to Genovia has mixed results: while her fashion sense is widely applauded, her position on the installation of public parking meters is met with resistance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the series hate the narrator.

  • By Jill on 01-31-12

Great sequel and Performance!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

This was a very good story to listen to. The story was really good and the narrator did a very good job! would recommend to anyone and will get more stories narrated by Clea Lewis.

  • Julie

  • By: Catherine Marshall
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Julie Wallace is just eighteen in 1934 when her father risks their life savings on a struggling newspaper and moves the family to a flood-prone Pennsylvania town. It is here a young woman's convictions take firm root, as Julie finds herself taking sides when battle lines are drawn between desperate steelworkers and the mill owners who control their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story!

  • By ME on 08-13-18

Good Story!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

This is a very good story, however, I like Christy so much better!
I like that it is in a different time than Christy was. Often authors all focus stories on one time period, which is somewhat of what I was expecting with Cathryn Marshall's books, too.
The performance was very well done!
would purchase books by this author and performed by this narrator again!!

  • The Princess Diaries

  • The Princess Diaries Volume 1
  • By: Meg Cabot
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

She's just a New York City girl living with her artist mom. News flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that's why a limo always meets her at the airport!) Downer: Dad can't have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.) Shock of the century: Like it or not, Mia is prime princess material.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!!!!

  • By Ryan on 12-18-10

Good story! Great performance!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Anne Hathaway did a pretty good job reading the story. Story is good, plan to get the sequels, too!

  • The Vengeance of Mothers

  • The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill: A Novel
  • By: Jim Fergus
  • Narrated by: Laura Hicks, Erik Steele
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

The Vengeance of Mothers is an audiobook that explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as "unspeakable". What does it mean to be white, to be Cheyenne, and how far will these women go to avenge the ones they love? As he did in One Thousand White Women, Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place in American history and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love! Love! Looooove this book!

  • By Michelle BW on 11-20-17

great sequel!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-18

a very good sequel to 1000 White Women!! in some ways it is even better than the first!! highly recommend!!

  • One Thousand White Women

  • By: Jim Fergus, J. Will Dodd (introduction)
  • Narrated by: Laura Hicks, Erik Steele
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,642

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who travel to the Western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • One interesting woman is better than one thousand!

  • By Tracy on 04-29-12

amazing story and performance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I have read this book before, but wished to listen to it as I worked. It is an amazing story, but should not be listened to if you don't want graphic details of sexual or war content.
The most incredible part of this story is that it is based on true happenings!
I recommend this to any adult who is interested in U.S. History or Native American History.
It has a very interrestin gun perspective of a white woman living in an Indian camp!

  • The Orphan's Tale

  • By: Pam Jenoff
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wydra, Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,027

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep. When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sappy and tedious

  • By Churchill on 03-23-17

Amazing Story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

This has been an amazing story!! The performance made the telling even better! I highly recommend it!
The narrators did a very good job narrating this story, I feel it added to it even more!
It is a very different kind of WWII story. Much different than any story I've ever heard before. It has so many unexpected events that happen and a very unexpected ending. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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  • From Sand and Ash

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,945

As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood. Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such beauty in the darkest of times <3

  • By featherlashes on 12-04-16

Highly Recommended!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-18

The story itself, as well as the performance is very good!! I highly recommend it to any adult interested in WWII stories.
There is a little bit of sexual content, so I do not recommend it be listened to around kids or teens.